Constraints on Eros surface composition and meteorite analogs based on low phase angle NEAR-IR spectra

D. I. Shestopalov, L. F. Golubeva, James Bell

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Abstract

We attempted to exclude from the average spectrum of Eros optical effects caused by space weathering of its surface. Then we compared the modeled "unweathered" Eros spectrum with ordinary chondrite spectra. Four spectra of L6 chondrites satisfactorily fit the Eros spectrum. Simulation of the unweathered Eros spectrum shows that the orthopyroxene-olivine ratio (Px/(Px+Ol)) on its surface is within the range of 0.25-0.5. These results are consistent with those derived by others (e.g., McFadden et al., 2001; Bell et al 2002), and these estimates are close to those for ordinary chondrite compositions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Pages389-391
Number of pages3
Edition500
StatePublished - Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Shestopalov, D. I., Golubeva, L. F., & Bell, J. (2002). Constraints on Eros surface composition and meteorite analogs based on low phase angle NEAR-IR spectra. In European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP (500 ed., pp. 389-391)